The Kindling Trust is supported by a number of organisations and funders who have aided different aspects of our development or specific projects:
Awards for All is a Big Lottery grant scheme and provided Kindling with a grant of just under £10,000 for a number of community-engagement projects. This support enabled amongst other things the Global Crisis: Organic Response debate; a 2009 food heritage calendar with St. Margaret's Primary; and the FeedingManchester conference.
For more information about Awards for All visit: awardsforall.org.uk
C-Change (an advice & training program) from The Co-operative Group have provided free expert support to develop our business plan from Co-operative Mutual Solutions.
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is one of the leading independent grant-making foundations in the UK and supports Kindling to run a number of our projects including FeedingManchester and Greater Manchester Land Army.
The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK and more information about their work can be found at: www.http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/
The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised through the National Lottery to 'sustain and transform our heritage'. It supports museums, parks and historic places as well as the natural environment and cultural traditions.
The Kindling Trust has secured Heritage Lottery support of around £40,000 to support its food heritage project: Forgotten Fields.
For more information about Awards for All visit: www.hlf.org.uk
Kindling was one of the first projects to secure Local Food Fund support for its seasonal food calender: The Time is Ripe in 2009.
For more information about the Local Food Fund visit: www.localfoodgrants.org
Manchester City Council's Carbon Innovation Fund is supporting Kindling for six months to run its Sustainable Fayre project. The one million pound fund has been committed in 2009 and early 2010 for developing and delivering low carbon projects in the city. It has been spent on different approaches, studies and projects that demonstrate the benefits of taking action to tackle climate change.
The Government's Social Action Fund is funding the national project Big Dig, for which Kindling is delivering across Greater Manchester. For more information about the SAF please visit the Social Investment Business website: http://www.sibgroup.org.uk
The Big Dig is a nationwide project which aims to engage over 10,000 people in community food-growing projects across England, through corporate social opportunities and work with schools.
Kindling delivers the project across Greater Manchester with five other partner cities in London, Brighton & Hove, Coventry, Sheffield and Middlesbrough.
The 'Network' were the first funder to believe in our vision and provided a grant of £7,500 to fund our establishment, funding travel and office costs as well as some conference fees etc.
For more information about the Network for Social Change visit: www.thenetworkforsocialchange.org.uk